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The Limits of Vision, courtesy of the filmmaker


Persistent Visions Program 1

Saturday, Mar 19, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

With filmmakers Linda Scobie and Laura Harrison in person

Persistent Visions is the Museum’s ongoing series dedicated to experimental works. This first program is an exploration of indeterminacy, feelings, time, and the need for grounding in the physical world. 

Tigre del Carbón
aZuLosa. Mexico, Argentina. 2022, 5 mins. Super 8mm-to-digital. “Tigre del Carbón is an imaginary place on the map of affections, where hawthorn, orange and plum trees coexist. An island and a valley which climbs stairs of all ages.” United States premiere

The Pendulum
Linda Scobie. United States. 2021, 2 mins. 16mm. “a tendency to stay in motion.” New York premiere

The Limits of Vision
Laura Harrison. United States. 2022, 35 mins. DCP. The Limits of Vision is an experimental animated long short that depicts a woman coming undone by shifting gender norms in South London in 1975. It is a period piece featuring housewife Marcia, whose whimsical notions about dust and dirt take a dark turn when she encounters Mucor, the god of decay. It’s a story about art, metaphysics, obsessive compulsion and second wave feminism. Told through a fascinating character, an ingenious but profoundly conflicted individual, who comes unstuck amid the transformation of gender rules in 1970s suburban London.” World premiere

Notes on Connection III
Andrea Franco. United States, Peru. 2021, 12 mins. 16mm-to-digital. “A dream interweaves the beaches of Tijuana, Mexico and Ancón, Perú, and longs to work as a portal between both places. Notes on Connection III recreates the filmmaker’s recurrent dreams where time and space collapse between both places.” North American premiere

Laida Lertxundi. USA, Spain, New Zealand. 2020, 13.5 mins. 35mm. “Borrowing its title from a literary genre, the film acknowledges the indeterminacy of both fiction and the self. Noir elements are reduced to deadpan gestures under bright California sunlight. Field recordings made in New Zealand are heard as women speak with each other about motherhood, abortion, breakups and anxiety. A civil rights parade moves slowly down a street. Bodies appear in states of weariness, injured or at rest, while songs by Irma Thomas and Goldberg evoke the passing of time and an uncertain future.” New York theatrical premiere

Includes admission to Persistent Visions Program 2.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members ($11 Classic members). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.